Friday, 3 March 2017

Programmatically manipulating Touch UI Fields

When developing Adobe Experience Manager custom components, you can programmatically interact with fields located in a Touch UI component dialog using an API. That is, you can control the behaviour of a field (such as a checkbox) using application logic. For example assume that you have a checkbox located within a component dialog and you want to have the ability to check a condition and then either check or uncheck the checkbox. Using JavaScript application logic, you can dynamically check the box so that the checkbox appears checked when an AEM author opens the dialog box, as shown in this illustration.

In the previous illustration notice the checkbox is set in the dialog. This dialog is set by using code, as discussed in this community article.

This development article steps you through how to build an AEM 6.2 HTL component by using an AEM Maven Archetype 10 project. Then it discusses how to dynamically check the checkbox using JavaScript application logic that involves creating a JS script in an AEM Clientlib and then coding. See the reference documentation here:

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Experience League Community Manager at Adobe Systems with 20 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more AEM or other end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.

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